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Carbery Cottage Guest Lodge



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Carbery Cottage Guest Lodge
Durrus, Bantry , West Cork Co Cork
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Tel: +353 27 61368

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With well-maintained gardens, plenty of parking and beautiful views, this purpose-built B&B and adjoining self-catering cottage creates a great first impression
  • Boat Trips
  • Cycling
  • Equestrian (nearby)
  • Fishing (coarse nearby)
  • Fishing (Sea Angling nearby)
  • Garden Visits (nearby)
  • Golf nearby
  • Mountain Biking nearby
  • Scuba Diving (nearby)
  • Walking (established walks)
  • Walking - Hillwalking (recommended routes or guides available)
  • Water Sports
  • Breaks - Short
  • Breaks - Special Interest
  • Broadband WI/FI
  • Broadband WI/FI (No Charge)
  • Budget Accommodation (under €100 for two)
  • Dogs - good walking nearby (offlead)
  • Dogs permitted - all non-food areas
  • Dogs permitted - charge
  • Dogs permitted - Dog run (enclosed)
  • Dogs permitted - staying in bedroom
  • Ground Floor Bedrooms (accessible for less able)
  • Location - By the sea
  • Location - Peaceful
  • Location - Scenic
  • Location - Waterside
  • Open Christmas
  • Open New Year
  • Outdoor Dining Avail. (summer)
  • Pet Friendly
  • Self Catering Also Avail

Carbery Cottage Guest Lodge

With well-maintained gardens, plenty of parking and beautiful views, this purpose-built B&B and adjoining self-catering cottage creates a great first impression - and a warm welcome extends to your four-legged friends too.

Owners Mike Hegarty and Julia Bird will be known to many as former owners of the unique Tin Pub at Ahakista, and they have brought the laid-back charm associated with it to this venture, which offers a home from home with all sorts of hospitable gestures such as a well-stocked drinks fridge where you replace what you take, or use it to store your own.

A very comfortable guest sitting room has lots of books, DVDs and games, and there’s a sheltered patio for guests; tea and coffee is always available in the dining room, where residents’ evening meals are served at a big wooden table.

As far as possible, all foods are either home produced or locally sourced and many are organic; seasonal seafood banquets are a speciality, but the menu also includes other choices including home-made soup (served with freshly baked yeast bread) and steak, perhaps, or a casserole, and various home-made puddings.

Alternatively, a 'Lite Bites' menu can be served in the conservatory; offering a short à la carte ranging from homemade beef burgers to fish & chips (local fish in beer batter) or a platter of local cheeses, it's a nice option for guests who don't feel like a full meal.

Bedrooms are spacious, simply furnished and modern - not the height of luxury, but very comfortable; two are en-suite with separate bath and shower, the third has a similar bathroom across the corridor.

Full breakfasts are available all morning, and packed lunches can be arranged.

This is a real can-do place, and would make a wonderfully relaxed holiday base. It is also an interesting off-season weekend destination for dog owners, as Mike is a qualified dog handler and offers weekend training sessions in winter - a great excuse for another trip to West Cork.

Rooms 3 (2 en-suite, 1 with private bathroom, 2 family rooms, 1 ground floor, 1 partially equipped for disabled); B&B €40 pps, no ss. Children welcome (under 12's free in parents' room). Open all year. Residents D, Mon-Sat, 6-8, €35; also Lite Bites à la carte. Must book meals in advance. Fishing nearby, walking, short breaks, free broadband WI/Fi, dogs very welcome (stay in bedroom, €5). *Self catering also avail. No Credit Cards. abbreviations
Last Updated: 13-07-2014
Author: Georgina Campbell

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